The Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) developed the internationally accepted standards TAPA FSR (Facility Security Requirements) and TAPA TSR (Trucking Security Requirements) for companies in the transport and logistics sector to ensure the security of goods and cargos in the supply chain. TAPA FSR contains requirements for safe and secure storage and warehousing of items of property. TAPA TSR specifies requirements for their secure transport. The background: significantly rising cargo crime rates of high-value items in the supply chain. Both standards enable you to identify and evaluate risks and respond early. The advantages that result for your organization are related to legal liability, reputation, avoidance of financial liabilities and sound legal protection. DQS has been authorized by TAPA to carry out audits and certifications according to both standards. Take advantage of the considerable practical and sector experience of our auditors - for the security of your organization.
When to use the FSR standard Dokument, das für die allgemeine und wiederkehrende Anwendung, Leitlinien, Regeln oder Forderungen für Prozesse, Tätigkeiten, Produkte und Merkmale festlegt (Quelle: DGQ) : as needed in case of risk and/or when required by a customer or logistics service provider. Audits may be carried out at any location in the supply chain, and refer to the premises of the customer/logistics service provider that are owned by them or where their business activity takes place. During the audit systematischer, unabhängiger und dokumentierter Prozess zur Erlangung von Auditnachweisen und zu deren objektiver Auswertung, um zu ermitteln, inwieweit die Auditkriterien erfüllt sind (Quelle: ISO 9000) , e. g. CCTV and security systems, the protection of goods and the security of warehousing areas and the organization's premises are evaluated. TAPA FSR distinguishes between three different levels of security (A, B and C) and ties these to appropriate security requirements. Level A represents the highest level of security.
The requirements of TAPA TSR are concerned with transport. This means the equipment of trucks (motor vehicles and trailers), processes and their control within the organization as well as a special communications infrastructure. Here, TAPA TSR distinguishes between three categories (A, B and C), based on the number of trucks in an organization. TSR also encompasses three security levels (Level 1-3).
Here´s how it works
DQS is authorised for audits and certifications according to the standards TAPA FSR and TAPA TSR. The standards contain requirements regarding the processes and technical equipment in transport and logistics organizations. During the certification audit systematischer, unabhängiger und dokumentierter Prozess zur Erlangung von Auditnachweisen und zu deren objektiver Auswertung, um zu ermitteln, inwieweit die Auditkriterien erfüllt sind (Quelle: ISO 9000) , security-relevant areas (security level 1-3) are evaluated according to a checklist specially developed by TAPA. If your organization fulfils all requirements, you will receive a certificate valid for three years. After the certificate has been issued, you as an organization are required to carry out an annual re-certification until the self-assessment during the third year. The results of these self-assessments may be requested by TAPA.
DQS Competence Center Logistics Leadership
Mr. Wolfgang Engel has been Project Manager Audit Systems since 2014 and leads the Competence Center Logistics (CCL). He has 30 years of experience in the logistics sector - among others as a senior quality and environmental manager. His professional focus: Supply Chain Risk and security management, logistics Certification as well as security management throughout transport and supply chains. Wolfgang Engel is also Lead Auditor ISO 9001/14001, TAPA SQAS, GDP and EfbV.